Show Notes for Thursday, November 16, 2023


Dear John,

My wife comes from a big family. She's one of seven kids and they're all very close. We've been married for almost 15 years. We've never been on a single vacation alone. Even our honeymoon included several of her relatives. I love her family, but I kinda want to spend some alone time with my wife. We take family trips with her whole family three or four times a year. In between those, we go to visit her family or they come to visit us. Again, I love her family, but I told her I want to spend our 15th anniversary with her and her alone. She thought the idea was absurd. She said her family has always been involved in our life and she loves that. Again, I love them too, but this seems odd to me. I decided to book our vacation a few days earlier than everyone else. Now we have the best of both worlds right? Is it too much to ask for me to have a weekend alone with my wife? She hates that I've done it this way. Is this normal?



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